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Productivity tips for freelancers

August 19, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Business

You’ve decided to take the plunge and become a full time freelancer. You’re loving it; it’s everything you wanted it to be – but how can you make sure you keep things ticking over once the initial determination and energetic enthusiasm lessens, as it mostly likely will once the novelty of 10am starts wears off […]

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Freelancing – What do you need to know?

August 18, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

So, you’re thinking about going freelance. Good for you! Freelancing is great, but it’s not all lie-ins, garden offices and extended lunch ‘meetings’. Before you take the plunge and hand in your notice, what do you need to think about? Whilst freelancing may look like sunshine and rainbows from the outside, it isn’t for everyone. […]

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How to get WooCommerce price in decimals superscript, or subscript.

August 1, 2015 . by Aaron B . 1 minute read . in Code Tips

This snippet will help you strip down the price markup from WooCommerce. On a recent project I used this to add <sup></sup> to the last two decimals for the shopping basket in the header. However you could use this for a number of things. // Get the total of the cart $total = $woocommerce->cart->get_cart_total(); // […]

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A Freelance WordPress Developers Workflow, Tools & Extensions

June 30, 2015 . by Aaron B . 6 minute read . in Business

I thought I’d write a little blog post to explain a bit about my workflow and some of the tools I use to build websites. Brackets Brackets, offered by Adobe, is my code editor of choice. It’s a fantastic, lightweight open source code editor that understands and facilitates modern web design, with helpful visual tools […]

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The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce

June 21, 2015 . by Aaron B . 10 minute read . in beginner's wordpress

Introduction to WooCommerce Now powering approximately 24% of all online stores, WooCommerce has fast become a global leader of e-commerce platforms and solutions, having recently surpassed a record 7 million downloads, and currently featuring on over 1 million websites worldwide. The fact that it’s free just adds to its unrivalled and unquestioned value – it […]

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A new chapter

June 12, 2015 . by Aaron B . 3 minute read . in Business

You might have noticed something a bit different around here… We have a fresh new look! The past few months have been a roller coaster for me; after launching AG Design in January last year, I have watched it go from strength to strength, beyond anything I could have imagined, and I now feel that […]

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Why Keeping Your Developer Happy Will Benefit Your Pocket

June 12, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Blog, Business

Having a competent developer build your website for you isn’t cheap. Do’s Be A Good Employer As a freelancer, there have been several occasions where I’ve been woken up in the middle of the night by a client who had to have a piece edited/pictures added/title changed right now. Always keep your expectations of your […]

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Beginner’s WordPress: How To Design An Eye Catching Website Part 1

April 23, 2015 . by Aaron B . 6 minute read . in beginner's wordpress

WordPress sites are a dime a dozen these days, so standing out from the crowd can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do in order to create to increase the aesthetic appeal of you site, something that can work wonders in setting you apart from your […]

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Beginner’s WordPress: A Privacy Policy and Contact Us Page

April 17, 2015 . by Aaron B . 13 minute read . in beginner's wordpress

I’m sure you have seen both “Privacy Policy” and “Contact Us” pages on almost every website that you’ve ever visited. Both of these different pages are very important to your WordPress site. Below is some information that will explain to you the benefits of these pages, and some steps that you can take to add […]

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The Importance Of Maintaining Your WordPress Website

April 13, 2015 . by Aaron B . 7 minute read . in Blog

So you’ve finally got your WordPress site up and running. Good job! But you should know that as you start to add more content and features to your site and as your audience grows, you may start to experience technical difficulties that can be tough to solve. But with some preparation you can fix any […]

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